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Punishment

I pity Microsoft employees. I really do. Seeing this guy demonstrate the new Page Layout View in Excel 2004 during Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo 2004 Keynote and actually looking excited about it worried me deeply.

I hate to be a killjoy but ClarisWorks 1.0 had the same feature; it was called Page View (and still is in AppleWorks), as Bob Hearn, co-writer of ClarisWork, kindly confirmed:

Yes, Page View was there from day 1. We wanted to avoid the need for a “print preview” by having a fully-usable page view from each document type.

Having to present this as a top five feature in Office 2004 during Steve’s Keynote would have made me very uncomfortable. I wonder what this man did to his boss to deserve such a treatment.

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